The SNAP:DRGN Graph is an authority list of ancient people, in the form of an aggregated triplestore containing information about persons (or groups, gods, monsters, and other “person-like” entities from ancient sources) from the core project partners, from external data providers and newly created data and relationships between people and records. The triplestore will be made available to researchers via a Sparql-endpoint and a RESTful API. For the time being, the triplestore can be browsed via URL or searched from a Sparql text page. See this post on how to query the SNAP triplestore.

Contributing datasets:

Other planned partners

  • Ceramic painters and potters (from
  • Digital Marmor Parium
  • Epigraphische Datenbank Heidelberg
  • Hellenistic Babylonia (Texts, Images, Names)
  • Numismatic issuers and authorities (from
  • Perseus Catalog
  • Prosopography of the Byzantine World (PBW)
  • Prosopography of the Byzantine Empire (PBE)
  • Roman Inscriptions of Britain (RIB)
  • Romans 1 by 1
  • Smith Dictionary (from Perseus)
  • Syriac Prosopography/Catalog of Saints
  • Zenon author list (DAI library catalog)

2 thoughts on “Data”

  1. Looking forward to the database! Over the next 1-2 years, we have a goal to develop an entity tagger for our corpus, and it would be great to incorporate links or references to SNAP:DRGN records in that process.

  2. I’m an archaeologist, actually I’m studyind ancient cities in Roman provinces, particularly in Sicily.

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